University of Notre Dame
Business Office – Rules Education 2010
Bylaw 10: Ethical Conduct
10.1 Unethical Conduct. Unethical conduct by a prospective or enrolled student-athlete or a current or
former institutional staff member, which includes any individual who performs work for the institution or the
athletics department even if he or she does not receive compensation for such work, may include, but is not
limited to, the following:
(a) Refusal to furnish information relevant to an investigation of a possible violation of an NCAA regulation
when requested to do so by the NCAA or the individual's institution;
(c) Knowing involvement in offering or providing a prospective or an enrolled student-athlete an improper
inducement or extra benefit or improper financial aid;
(d) Knowingly furnishing or knowingly influencing others to furnish the NCAA or the individual's institution
false or misleading information concerning an individual's involvement in or knowledge of matters relevant
to a possible violation of an NCAA regulation;
(e) Receipt of benefits by an institutional staff member for facilitating or arranging a meeting between a
student-athlete and an agent, financial advisor or a representative of an agent or advisor (e.g., "runner").
10.02 Sports Wagering. Sports wagering includes placing, accepting or soliciting a wager (on a staff member's
or student-athlete's own behalf or on the behalf of others) of any type with any individual or organization on
any intercollegiate, amateur or professional team or contest. Examples of sports wagering include, but are
not limited to, the use of a bookmaker or parlay card; Internet sports wagering; auctions in which bids are
placed on teams, individuals or contests; and pools or fantasy leagues in which an entry fee is required and
there is an opportunity to win a prize.
Bylaw 13: Recruiting
11.5.1 Certification Administration. Only those coaches who have been certified may contact or evaluate any
PSAs off campus. Certification must occur on an annual basis. See 11.7.4 (pages 59-60) for off-campus
13.1.2 Permissible Recruiters. All in-person, on- and off-campus recruiting contacts with a PSA or the PSA's
relatives or legal guardians shall be made only by authorized institutional staff members. Exceptions:
Spouse of Staff Member
o On Campus
o Off Campus during Official Visit – within 30 mile radius
Unavoidable Incidental Contact
13.14.1 Visiting a PSA. A member institution's athletics department staff member may visit a PSA or the
PSA's relatives or legal guardians at any location for recruiting purposes. However, on any such visit, the staff
member may not expend any funds other than the amount necessary for his or her own personal expenses.
13.02.5.3 Quiet Period. A quiet period is a period of time when it is permissible to make in-person recruiting
contacts only on the institution's campus. No in-person, off-campus recruiting contacts or evaluations may be
made during the quiet period.
13.02.5.4 Dead Period. A dead period is a period of time when it is not permissible to make in-person
recruiting contacts or evaluations on or off the institution's campus or to permit official or unofficial visits by
PSAs to the institution's campus. The provision of complimentary admissions to a PSA during a dead period is
prohibited, except as provided in Bylaw 22.214.171.124 for a PSA who visits an institution as part of a group. During
a dead period, a coaching staff member may not serve as a speaker at or attend a meeting or banquet at
which PSAs are in attendance, except as provided in Bylaw 126.96.36.199, and may not visit a PSA's educational
Exception (unofficial visit): After signing of NLI or Financial Deposit received
13.4 Recruiting Materials. In sports other than men's basketball and men's ice hockey, a member institution
shall not provide recruiting materials, including general correspondence related to athletics, to an individual
(or his or her parents or legal guardians) until September 1 at the beginning of his or her junior year in high
school. In men's basketball and men's ice hockey, an institution shall not pr ovide recruiting materials,
including general correspondence related to athletics, to an individual (or his or her parents or legal
guardians) until June 15 at the conclusion of his or her sophomore year in high school.
Exception: Camp or clinic brochures may be provided to a PSA at any time.
Official (Paid) Visit
13.6 Official Visit. A PSA may not be provided an expense-paid visit earlier than the opening day of classes of
the PSA's senior year in high school.
13.6.4 Length of Official Visit. An official visit to an institution shall not exceed 48 hours. A PSA may remain in
the locale in which the institution is located after the permissible 48 -hour period for reasons unrelated to the
official visit, provided that at the completion of the 48 -hour visit, the individual departs the institution's
campus, and the institution does not pay any expenses thereafter, including the cost of return transportation
to the PSA's home.
188.8.131.52 48-Hour Period Defined. The 48-hour period of the official visit begins at the time the PSA
arrives on the institution's campus, rather than with the initiation of the PSA's transportation by a coach or
the time of the PSA's arrival at the airport or elsewhere in the community. The PSA's transportation to and
from the campus must be without delay for personal reasons or entertainment purposes. The institution may
not pay any expenses for entertainment (other than the actual and reasonable cost of meals) in conjunction
with the PSA's transportation.
13.5.2 Transportation. A member institution may pay the PSA's actual round-trip transportation costs for his
or her official visit to its campus from any location, provided the PSA returns to the original point of
departure, or if return transportation is provided to the PSA's home, educational institution or site of
competition, the cost does not exceed round-trip expenses from the PSA's original point of departure. Use of
a limousine or helicopter for such transportation is prohibited.
184.108.40.206 Automobile. When a PSA travels by automobile on an official paid visit, the institution may
pay round-trip expenses to the individual incurring the expense (except the PSA's coach as set forth in Bylaw
220.127.116.11) at the same mileage rate it allows its own personnel. Any automobile may be used by the PSA,
provided the automobile is not owned or operated or its use arranged by the institution or any
representative of its athletics interests.
18.104.22.168.1 PSA’s Friends & Relatives. A PSA's friends, relatives or legal guardians may receive cost-
free transportation to visit a member institution's campus only by accompanying the PSA at the time the PSA
travels in an automobile to visit the campus.
22.214.171.124 Air Transportation. An institution providing air transportation to a PSA to and from an
official campus visit must use commercial transportation at coach-class airfare. An institution may not
arrange payment of the airline ticket to allow a PSA (or the PSA's relatives, friends or legal guardians) to take
advantage of ticket bonuses, rebates, refunds, upgrades or other benefits connected with the purchase of
126.96.36.199 From Airport/Bus/Train Station. During the official visit, any member of an institution's
athletics department staff may provide ground transportation for a PSA and the PSA's parents, relatives or
legal guardians between the campus and any bus or train station or airport.
13.6.6 Lodging. A PSA on an official visit shall be provided lodging and take meals as regular students
normally do. Local commercial facilities may be used but at a scale comparable to that of normal student life
and only within a 30-mile radius of the institution's campus. Lodging may not include special accessories (e.g.,
jacuzzis, suites) that are not available generally to all guests residing at the establishment.
13.6.8 Lodging for Those Accompanying PSA. A member institution shall limit entertainment and
lodging on the PSA's official visit to a PSA, the PSA's parents (or legal guardians) and spouse.
188.8.131.52.1 Meals & Lodging while in Transit. It is permissible for an institution to pay a PSA's actual
costs for reasonable expenses (e.g., meals, lodging) incurred while traveling to and from campus on the
184.108.40.206.2 Lodging in Locale Before Visit. A PSA may receive lodging in the locale of the institution
without beginning the 48-hour period if the PSA arrives in the locale too late to begin the official visit that
day. Such expenses may not be provided for any other individual who is accompanying the PSA on the
official visit (e.g., parents, spouse) before the start of the 48-hour period, including the cost of additional
occupants in the same room.
13.6.7 Entertainment. An institution may provide entertainment, which may not be excessive, on the official
visit only for a PSA and the PSA's parents (or legal guardians) or spouse and only within a 30 -mile radius of
the institution's main campus. It is not permissible to entertain other relatives or friends (including dates) of a
PSA at any time at any site.
220.127.116.11 Comp Admissions. During the official visit, a maximum of three complimentary admissions to a
home athletics event at any facility within a 30-mile radius of the institution's main campus in which the
institution's intercollegiate team practices or competes may be provided to a PSA. Such complimentary
admissions are for the exclusive use of the PSA and those persons accompanying the PSA on the visit and
must be issued only through a pass list on an individual-game basis. Such admissions may provide seating
only in the general seating area of the facility used for conducting the event. Providing seating during the
conduct of the event (including intermission) for the PSA or those persons accompanying the PSA in the
facility's press box, special seating box(es) or bench area is specifically prohibited. Exception: Non-Traditional
18.104.22.168 Parking. An institution may arrange special on-campus parking for PSAs during an official visit.
22.214.171.124 Meals. The cost of actual meals, not to exceed three per day, on the official visit for a PSA and the
PSA's parents, legal guardians, spouse or children need not be included in the $30-per-day entertainment
expense. Meals must be comparable to those provided to student-athletes during the academic year. A
reasonable snack (e.g., pizza, hamburger) may be provided in addition to the three meals.
13.6.8 Meals for Those Accompanying PSA. An institution shall limit meals on the PSA's official visit
to a PSA, the PSA's parents (or legal guardians), spouse and children.
126.96.36.199.1 Entertainment at Staff Member’s Home. A luncheon, dinner or brunch at the home of an
institutional staff member (e.g., the athletics director, a coach, a faculty member or the institut ion's
president) may be held for a PSA on an official visit, provided the entertainment is on a scale comparable to
that of normal student life, is not excessive in nature and occurs on only one occasion.
188.8.131.52 Student Hosts. The student host must be either a current student-athlete or a student designated in
a manner consistent with the institution's policy for providing campus visits or tours to prospective students
in general (qualifier, not st mgr). The institution may provide the following to a student host entertaining a
A maximum of $30 for each day of the visit to cover all actual costs of entertaining the student
host(s) and the PSA (and the PSA's parents, legal guardians or spouse), excluding the cost of meals
and admission to campus athletics events. (add’l $15 per day, per add’l PSA)
Complimentary meals, provided the student host is accompanying the PSA during the PSA's official
Complimentary admissions to campus athletics events, provided the student host is accompanying
the PSA to the events during the PSA's official visit.
Unallowable During Official Visit: Tryouts, Use of Automobile, Receipt of Money, Personalized Recruiting Aids
Unofficial (NonPaid) Visit
13.7 Unofficial Visit. A PSA may visit a member institution's campus at his or her own expense an unlimited
number of times. A PSA may make unofficial visits before his or her senior year in high school. (July eval
exceptions in basketball, see 13.7)
13.7.2 Entertainment/Tickets. During an unofficial visit, the institution may not pay any expenses or provide
any entertainment except a maximum of three complimentary admissions (issued only through a pass list) to
a home athletics event at any facility within a 30-mile radius of a member institution's main campus in which
the institution's intercollegiate team practices or competes. Such complimentary admissions are for the
exclusive use of the PSA and those persons accompanying the PSA on the visit and must be issued on an
individual-game basis. Such admissions may provide seating only in the general seating area of the facility
used for conducting the event. Providing seating during the conduct of the event (including intermission) for
the PSA or the PSA's parents (or legal guardians) or spouse in the facility's press box, special seating box(es)
or bench area is specifically prohibited.
184.108.40.206.1 Meals. A PSA on an unofficial visit to an institution may pay the actual cost of meals (or the regular
cost of training-table meals) and eat with other PSAs who are on their official visits or with enrolled student-
220.127.116.11.2 Housing. A PSA on an unofficial visit may stay in an enrolled student-athlete's dormitory room only
if the PSA pays the regular institutional rate for such lodging.
13.5.3 Transportation. During any unofficial recruiting visit, the institution may provide the PSA with
transportation to view practice and competition sites in the PSA's sport and other institutional facilities and
to attend a home athletics contest at any local facility. An institutional staff member must accompany the
PSA during such a trip.
18.104.22.168.5 Parking. An institution may not arrange special parking for PSAs to use while attending a member
institution's campus athletics event during an unofficial visit.
13.8 Individuals Associated with PSAs. Entertainment of a high school, preparatory school or two-year
college coach or any other individual responsible for teaching or directing an activity in which a PSA is
involved shall be limited to providing a maximum of two complimentary admissions (issued only through a
pass list) to home intercollegiate athletics events at any facility within a 30-mile radius of the institution's
main campus, which must be issued on an individual -game basis. Such entertainment shall not include food
and refreshments, room expenses, or the cost of transportation to and from the campus or the athletics
event. It is not permissible to provide complimentary admissions to any postseason competition (e.g., NCAA
championship, conference tournament, bowl game). An institutional coaching staff member is expressly
prohibited from spending funds to entertain the PSA's coach on or off the member institution's campus.
13.12 Sports Camps & Clinics
22.214.171.124 Attendance Restriction. A member institution's sports camp or clinic shall be open to any and all
entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender). Exception: Football senior PSAs are not
permitted to enroll, participate or be employed at any such sports camp or clinic.
126.96.36.199.1 Admission. An institution, members of its staff or representatives of its athletics interests shall
not employ or give free or reduced admission privileges to a PSA who is an athletics award winner or any
individual being recruited by the institution per Bylaw 13.02.12.1. An institution may offer discounted
admission to its camps and clinics based on objective criteria unrelated to athletics abilities (e.g., registration
prior to a specific date, online registration, attendance at multiple sessions, group discounts), provided such
discounts are published and available on an equal basis to all who qualify.
188.8.131.52.2 Payment of Expenses. A representative of an institution's athletics interests may not pay a PSA's
expenses to attend a member institution's sports camp or clinic.
184.108.40.206.4 Awards. PSAs may receive awards from a member institution's sports camp or clinic with the
understanding that the cost of such awards is included in the admissions fees charged for participants in the
camp or clinic.
Bylaw 15: Financial Aid
15.01.6.2 Student Athlete Opportunity Fund. The receipt of money from the NCAA SAOF for student-
athletes is not included in determining the permissible amount of financial aid that a member institution may
award to a student-athlete. Member institutions and conferences shall not use money received from the
fund to finance salaries, grants-in-aid (other than summer school) for student-athletes with remaining
eligibility, capital improvements, stipends and outside athletics development opportunities for student -
athletes (e.g., participation in a sports camp or clinic, private sports-related instruction, greens fees, batting
cage rental, outside foreign tour expenses).
15.01.4 Contributions by a Donor. An individual may contribute funds to finance a scholarship or grant-in-aid
for a particular sport, but the decision as to how such funds are to be allocated in the sport shall rest
exclusively with the institution. It is not permissible for a donor to contribute funds to finance a scholarship
or grant-in-aid for a particular student-athlete.
15.02.5 Full Grant-in-Aid. A full grant-in-aid is financial aid that consists of tuition and fees, room and board,
and required course-related books.
15.02.7 Period of Award. The period of award begins when the student-athlete receives any benefits as a
part of the student's grant-in-aid on the first day of classes for a particular academic term, or the first day of
practice, whichever is earlier, until the conclusion of the period set forth in the financial aid agreement. An
athletics grant-in-aid shall not be awarded in excess of one academic year.
220.127.116.11.2 Summer Aid. After initial full-time enrollment during a regular academic year, a student-athlete
shall not receive athletically related financial aid to attend the certifying institution's summer term or
summer school unless the student-athlete received such athletically related aid from the certifying institution
during the student-athlete's previous academic year at that institution. (See 15.2 for incoming students &
Bylaw 16: Awards & Benefits
16.02.3 Extra Benefit. An extra benefit is any special arrangement by an institutional employee or a
representative of the institution's athletics interests to provide a student-athlete or the student-athlete's
relative or friend a benefit not expressly authorized by NCAA legislation. Receipt of a benefit by student-
athletes or their relatives or friends is not a violation of NCAA legislation if it is demonstrated that the same
benefit is generally available to the institution's students or their relatives or friends or to a particular
segment of the student body (e.g., international students, minority students) determined on a basis
unrelated to athletics ability.
16.4 Medical Expenses. Identified medical expense benefits incidental to a student-athlete's participation in
intercollegiate athletics that may be financed by the institution are:
(a) Medical insurance;
(b) Death and dismemberment insurance for travel connected with intercollegiate athletics competition and
(c) Drug-rehabilitation expenses;
(d) Counseling expenses related to the treatment of eating disorders;
(e) Special individual expenses resulting from a permanent disability that precludes further athletics
participation. The illness or injury producing the disability must involve a former student-athlete or have
occurred while the student-athlete was enrolled at the institution, or while the PSA was on an official paid
visit to the institution's campus. An institution or outside agency, or both, may raise money through
donations, benefits or like activities to assist the student-athlete or a PSA. All funds secured shall be
controlled by the institution, and the money shall be used exclusively to meet these expenses;
(f) Glasses, contact lenses or protective eye wear (e.g., goggles) for student-athletes who require visual
correction in order to participate in intercollegiate athletics;
(g) Medical examinations at any time;
(h) Expenses for medical treatment (including transportation and other related costs). Such expenses may
include the cost of traveling to the location of medical treatment or the provision of actual and necessary
living expenses for the student-athlete to be treated at a site on or off the campus during the summer
months while the student-athlete is not actually attending classes. Medical documentation shall be available
to support the necessity of the treatment at the location in question; and
(i) Medical expenses (including surgical expenses, medication, rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses
and dental expenses).
16.5 Housing & Meals.
18.104.22.168.3 Meal-Allowance Limitation. All student-athletes on the same team must receive identical meal
allowances on intercollegiate trips and during vacation periods when student-athletes are required to remain
on the institution's campus for organized practice sessions or competition. Such allowances may not exceed
the amount provided by the institution to institutional staff members on away-from-campus trips and may
not be provided for a particular meal if the student-athlete receives that meal (or its equivalent) from
16.5.2 Permissible. Identified housing and meal benefits incidental to a student's participation in
intercollegiate athletics that may be financed by the institution are:
(a)Summer-Dormitory Rentals. An institution may rent, at the regular institutional rate, dormitory space to a
prospective or enrolled student-athlete during the summer months if it is the institution's policy to make
dormitory space available on the same basis to all prospective or enrolled students (see Bylaw 22.214.171.124 for
permissible housing benefits for student-athletes eligible to receive financial aid while attending summer
(b)Preseason Practice Expenses. The institution may provide the cost of room and board to student-athletes
who report for preseason practice prior to the start of the academic year, it being understood that the
student-athlete has been accepted for admission to the institution at the time such benefits are received.
Further, an institution, at its discretion, may provide an additional meal (as opposed to the cash equivalent)
to student-athletes to meet their nutritional needs as a benefit incidental to participation during the
preseason practice period prior to the start of the academic year;
(c)Training Table Meals. An institution may provide only one training table meal per day to a student-athlete
during the academic year on those days when regular institutional dining facilities are open (see Bylaw
126.96.36.199.6). A student-athlete who does not receive institutional athletically related financial aid covering the
full cost of board, including a walk-on or partial scholarship recipient, may purchase one training table meal
per day at the same rate that the institution deducts from the board allowance of student -athletes who
receive athletically related financial aid covering board costs pursuant to Bylaw 188.8.131.52.6;
(d)Meals Incidental to Participation.
(1) Missed Meal Due to Practice Activities. A student-athlete who is not receiving athletically
related financial aid (e.g., walk-on) may receive the benefit of a training-table meal during the permissible
playing and practice season in those instances in which the student-athlete's schedule is affected by
involvement in practice activities, provided the student-athlete previously has paid for the same meal (e.g.,
dinner) at an institutional dining facility.
(2)Meals in Conjunction with Home Competition. All student-athletes are permitted to receive
meals at the institution's discretion beginning with the evening before competition and continuing until they
are released by institutional personnel. An institution shall not provide cash to student-athletes in lieu of
meals during this time period. An institution, at its discretion, may provide a meal or cash, not to exceed $15
(but not both) to student-athletes at the time of their release by institutional personnel
(3)Meals in Conjunction with Away-from-Home Competition. An institution may provide meals to
student-athletes in conjunction with away-from-home competition pursuant to one of the following options:
(i)All student-athletes are permitted to receive a pregame or postgame meal as a benefit incidental
to participation in addition to regular meals (or meal allowances per Bylaw 184.108.40.206.3). An institution, at its
discretion, may provide cash, not to exceed $15, in lieu of a postgame meal; or
(ii) All student-athletes are permitted to receive meals at the institution's discretion from the time
the team is required to report on call for team travel until the team returns to campus. If a student-athlete
does not use team travel to return to campus, he or she may receive meals at the institution's discretion up
to the point he or she is released from team-related activities by the appropriate institutional authority. An
institution shall not provide cash to student-athletes in lieu of meals under this option before their release.
An institution may provide a meal or cash, (not to exceed $15), but not both, to a student-athlete at the time
of his or her release by the institutional authority, regardless of whether he or she uses team travel to return
(e) Vacation-Period Expenses. The institution may provide the cost of room and board to student-athletes
(during official institutional vacation periods) in the following circumstances. If an institution does not
provide a meal to its student-athletes under such circumstances, a cash allowance may be provided (except
for the permissible additional meal as described below), not to exceed the amount provided by the
institution to institutional staff members on away-from-campus trips:
(1) Student-athletes who are required to remain on the institution's campus for organized practice
sessions or competition during the institution's official vacation period. If the student-athlete lives at home
during the vacation period, the cost of room and board may not be provided by the institution, other than to
permit the student-athlete to participate in team meals incidental to practice sessions;
(2) Student-athletes who return to campus during the institution's official vacation period occurring
during a regular academic term (not including vacation periods between terms) from institutional
competition. Under such circumstances, room and board expenses may be provided beginning with the
student-athlete's arrival on campus until the institution's regular dormitories and dining facilities reopen. If
the student-athlete lives at home during the vacation period, the cost of room and board may not be
provided by the institution; or
(3) Student-athletes who return to campus during the institution's official vacation period between
regular academic terms (e.g., summer-vacation period) from institutional competition that occurs at the end
of the institution's playing and practice season or a segment thereof. Under such circumstances, room and
board expenses may be provided for no more than a 48-hour period, beginning with the student-athlete's
return to campus. If the student-athlete lives at home during the vacation period, the cost of room and board
may not be provided by the institution.
In addition, an institution, at its discretion, also may provide an additional meal (as opposed to the cash
equivalent) to student-athletes to meet nutritional needs as a benefit incidental to participation during each
day of any vacation period, provided the student-athlete is required to remain on campus to be involved in
practice or competition.
(f) Meals Related to Institutional Committee Service. A student-athlete who serves on an institutional
committee may receive expenses to cover the cost of a meal missed as a result of a committee meeting that
occurs when regular institutional dining facilities are open;
(g) Nutritional Supplements. An institution may provide permissible nutritional supplements to a student-
athlete for the purpose of providing additional calories and electrolytes. Permissible nutritional supplements
do not contain any NCAA banned substances and are identified according to the following classes:
Carbohydrate/electrolyte drinks, energy bars, carbohydrate boosters and vitamins and minerals.
(h) Fruit, Nuts and Bagels. An institution may provide fruit, nuts and bagels to a student-athlete at any time.
16.7 Team Entertainment
16.7.1 Away-from-Home Contests & Vacation Periods. The institution may pay the actual costs (but may not
provide cash) for reasonable entertainment that takes place within a 100 -mile radius of where a team plays
or practices in connection wit h an away-from-home contest or en route to or from such a contest. In
addition, an institution may pay the actual costs (but may not provide cash) for reasonable entertainment
that takes place within a 30-mile radius of the institution's campus or practice site during vacation periods
when the team is required to reside on campus (or at a practice site normally used by the institution) and
classes are not in session.
220.127.116.11 Professional Sport Tickets. Complimentary tickets to professional sports contests shall not be
provided to student-athletes, unless the tickets are provided by the institution (or by a representative of
athletics interests through the institution) for entertainment purposes to student-athletes involved in an
away-from-home contest. Under the latter circumstances, the institution may pay actual costs for reasonable
entertainment that takes place during a team trip.
16.7.2 Movies in Conjunction with a Home Contest. The institution may rent a film or movie, provide pay-
per-view movies in the student-athletes' hotel rooms or take its intercollegiate team to the movies the night
before a home contest without the film or movie being considered an extra benefit.
16.8 Practice & Competition
18.104.22.168 Competition While Representing Institution. An institution may provide actual and necessary travel
expenses (e.g., transportation, lodging and meals) to a student-athlete for participation in athletics
competition, provided the student-athlete is representing the institution (competes in the uniform of the
institution) and is eligible for intercollegiate competition. Violations of this bylaw shall be considered an
institutional violation per Constitution 2.8.1; however, they shall not affect the student-athlete's eligibility.
Such competition includes: (Revised: 1/10/92, 10/28/97, 11/1/01)
(a) Regularly scheduled intercollegiate athletics events;
(b) NCAA championship events and NGB championship events in an emerging sport;
(c) A licensed postseason football game
(d) Nonintercollegiate open, amateur competition;
(e) Other institutional competition permissible under NCAA legislation, including postseason events; and
(f) Fundraising activities that an institution counts against its maximum contest limitations per Bylaw 17.
22.214.171.124.1 Departure/Return Restrictions. An eligible student-athlete may receive actual and
necessary travel expenses to represent the institution in athletics competition, provided the student-athlete
departs for the competition not earlier than 48 hours prior to the start of the actual competition and remains
not more than 36 hours (24 hours in men's basketball) following the c onclusion of the actual competition
even if the student-athlete does not return with the team.
126.96.36.199.1.1 Exceptions. These travel expense restrictions do not apply in the following
(a) Travel prior to and following contests in Hawaii or Alaska;
(c) Travel prior to and following regular-season competition that takes place during the institution's official
vacation period during the academic year;
(d) Travel prior to contests in NCAA championship events, NGB championships in emerging sports or licensed
postseason football games;
(e) Return transportation following contests in NCAA championship events, NGB championships in emerging
sports or licensed postseason football games that take place during the institution's official vacation period
during the academic year or between regular academic terms;
(f) Travel prior to the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame benefit game or the American Football
Coaches Retirement Trust benefit game;
(g) Travel prior to and following regular-season competition that takes place during the institution's summer-
(h) Travel prior to and following regular-season competition that takes place in one or more foreign countries
on one trip during the prescribed playing season and limited to not more than once every four years;
(j) Travel prior to and following contests when inclement weather (e.g., hurricanes, snow storm) requires the
institution to adjust original travel plans to depart no more than 72 hours prior to the start of the actual
competition or return not more than 60 hours following the conclusion of the actual competition. An
institution that uses this exception is required to annually submit a detailed summary to the NCAA national
office by July 31.
188.8.131.52 Occasional Meals. A student-athlete or the entire team in a sport may receive an occasional meal
in the locale of the institution on infrequent and special occasions from an institutional staff member. An
institutional staff member may provide reasonable local transportation to student-athletes to attend such
meals. A student-athlete or the entire team in a sport may receive an occasional meal from a representative
of athletics interests on infrequent and special occasions under the following conditions: (Revised: 1/10/92,
4/25/02 effective 8/1/02, 4/29/10)
(a) The meal may only be provided in an individual's home, on campus or at a facility that is regularly used for
home competition and may be catered; and
(b) A representative of the institution's athletics interest may provide reasonable local transportation to
student-athletes to attend the meal function only if the meal function is at the home of that representative.